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About WaterBrook & Multnomah

 

WaterBrook Mission

WaterBrook publishes books that inspire readers to find rich, spiritual purpose in their daily lives. We seek creative approaches and innovative messages that draw on the Bible, experiential learning, story, and practical guidance to help readers thrive as they follow Jesus amid the complexities and opportunities of life today.

Our notable authors include Tim Tebow, Jennie Allen, Michael Todd, John Mark Comer, Latasha Morrison, Carey Nieuwhof, Kendra Adachi, Jordan Lee Dooley, Carlos Whittaker, Jo Saxton, Eugene Peterson, Stephen Chandler, Michelle Sanchez, and Taylor Calmus.

 

Multnomah Mission

Multnomah publishes books that proclaim the Gospel, equip followers of Jesus to make disciples, and invite readers into a deeper relationship with God. We seek timeless messages from Christian voices that challenge readers to approach life from a biblical perspective.

Multnomah features such notable voices as David Platt, Anne Graham Lotz, Mark Batterson, Katie Davis Majors, Steven Furtick, Jon Tyson, Trillia Newbell, and bestselling classics from authors David Jeremiah, Francine Rivers, John Piper, and Randy Alcorn.

 

History

WaterBrook and Multnomah are two imprints of Penguin Random House. WaterBrook was launched in September 1996 as an autonomous publishing imprint of Doubleday with the intent to publish books for Christians. Since the release of our first books in 1998, our publishing program has grown dramatically through the expansion of WaterBrook as well as the purchase of Harold Shaw Publishers in 2000 and acquisition of Multnomah Books in August 2006. Today the WaterBrook and Multnomah backlists feature a stellar roster of bestselling authors including Jennie Allen, Liz Curtis Higgs, David Platt, Lisa Tawn Bergren, Randy Alcorn, Kay Arthur, Mark Batterson, Tim Tebow, Cindy Woodsmall, Chris & Kerry Shook, Latasha Morrison, Joanna Weaver, John Piper, Steven Furtick, Shaunti Feldhahn, Andy Stanley, Francine Rivers, Nick Vujicic, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Bruce Wilkinson, and many more.

 

Today

While the foundational Christian perspective of our publishing program remains unchanged, the focus of each imprint is distinct. WaterBrook publishes books in the areas of practical life, motivation and inspiration, devotional and gift books, relationships and parenting, biography, memoir, topical Bible study, and spiritual formation along with captivating works of fiction and children’s books. Multnomah publishes books in the areas of discipleship and spiritual growth, Christian living, Bible study, apologetics, theology, devotional, evangelism, leadership as well as children’s books and works of uplifting fiction.

 

Distinctives

As imprints of Penguin Random House—the largest English-language publisher in the world—WaterBrook and Multnomah compete with the best publishers in the world while seeking to serve our readers and the Church at a personal level. We foster a small company atmosphere, allowing for entrepreneurial thought, creativity, and innovation, while also leveraging the benefits of deep corporate support. That combination allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our authors, partners, and readers. Our experienced leadership team brings a high level of expertise in all areas, as well as an informed and experienced publishing approach that is on par with the best in the world.

 

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Sneak Peek: QUEST 52 STUDENT EDITION by Mark E. Moore

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The bestselling author of Quest 52 and Core 52 Student Edition presents a fifteen-minute-a-day plan that helps teens to know and become more like Jesus over the course of a year.

Who is Jesus . . . really? Is he the world’s nicest guy? A social-justice champion? Is he super accepting or overly judgmental? If you’re ready for real answers rather than popular opinion, you’re in the right place.

Quest 52 Student Edition is your way to experience the life and heart of Jesus like never before. Daily readings include a mix of biblical passages from the life of Jesus, fresh insights into his purpose and character, opportunities to engage with others, and practical ways to put what you’ve learned into practice.

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Coming Soon: THE BLESSING OF YOU by Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Dailey

Through engaging rhyme, pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter encourage young children to discover the joys of both counting their blessings and being a blessing to others.

Count your blessings two by two—
and bless the world with the blessing of YOU!

God’s blessings can be found all around us, and even young children can learn to see and appreciate these gifts—from the smell of freshly baked cookies to the joy of climbing a tree! But God doesn’t just intend for us to receive blessings; He also wants us to bless others.

With whimsical rhyme and delightful illustrations, The Blessing of You helps young children recognize signs of God’s generosity and goodness [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE INVENTIONS OF GOD (AND EVA) by Dave Connis

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This delightfully illustrated picture book tells the story of inventor extraordinaire Eva—and the God who created her to be a lot like Him.

Little Eva is a budding engineer who loves to invent machines, toys, and robots that bring her joy. But where does her curiosity, creativity, and pizzazz come from? Meet God. He loves to invent, too, and delights in His creations, especially Eva.

God and Eva are A LOT alike because God made Eva to be just like Him.

Eva loves her inventions, but maybe not their earlier versions. God loves Eva, every version of her, and He wants her to know just how much. Parents and children alike will relish the playful illustrations and the gentle reminder that the image of God is alive in each of us.

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Sneak Peek: SIMPLY CHRISTMAS by Tama Fortner

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Thirty-one encouraging devotions to help busy moms pause and ponder the true miracles of the Christmas season–the wonder of a Savior who would leave heaven to save us and the love of those who share our home.

Between holiday baking, hunting for the perfect tree, decorating, preparing for visiting relatives, and making sure everyone gets the ideal gift, Christmas can be anything but peaceful for a busy mom. Too often, the stress and busyness of the season make it difficult to find time to just sit and reflect on the wonder of the Savior’s birth.

If this sounds familiar, allow Simply Christmas to be your personal invitation to slow down and savor the beauty of the manger this year. These thirty-one devotions are not dated, so you’re welcome to begin reading anytime–whether that’s on December [ … ]

Sneak Peek: FREEDOM’S SONG by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Her voice made her a riverboat’s darling—and its prisoner. Now she’s singing her way to freedom in this powerful novel from the bestselling author of The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow.

“[An] enjoyable faith-filled adventure . . . Sawyer’s episodic narrative and rich assortment of characters fighting for freedom provide the story with many twists and unexpected side-plots.”—Publishers Weekly

Indentured servant Fanny Beck has been forced to sing for riverboat passengers since she was a girl. All she wants is to live a quiet, humble life with her family as soon as her seven-year contract is over. So when she discovers that the captain has no intention of releasing her, she seizes a sudden opportunity to escape—an impulse that leads Fanny to a group of enslaved people who are on their own dangerous quest for [ … ]

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Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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